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Updated Jul 4 2004
To unpack *.tar.gz files on Unix, do either of these:
# If your version of 'tar' doesn't support '-z' (gzip compression) gzip -dc filename.tar.gz|tar xvf - # If you use a modern version, e.g. GNU 'tar' tar xvzf filename.tar.gzThere are also graphical decompressor front ends for Linux/Unix such as LinTar and Midnight Commander.
Windows users can use a program like Winzip or 7-Zip. Macintosh users need Stuffit Expander or Mac-gzip + suntar. These programs do recognize *.tar.gz files even though their native formats are different. Winzip and Stuffit Expander are no-cost but proprietary ("closed-source"), and Stuffit requires registration, whereas 7-Zip and Mac-gzip/suntar are true open-source. If anybody knows of other open-source alternatives, let us know and we'll be happy to list them.
The Gazette is too big to send via e-mail. Issue #44 is 754 kB; one of the larger issues, #34, was 2.7 MB. Even the text-only version of #44 is 146 kB compressed, 413 kB uncompressed. If anybody wishes to distribute the text version via e-mail, be our guest, but we simply can't support the bandwidth. There is an announcement mailing list where issues are announced as soon as they're released: go to http://linuxgazette.net/mailman/listinfo/lg-announce to subscribe. Or read the announcement on comp.os.linux.announce.
Note: Subscribing with "nospam" in your From: address or "dot" instead of "." is not going to get you subscribed. It just makes more work for the list administrator, who must deal with the resulting bounce messages and then unsubscribing the address.
If e-mail really is your only option, some organizations operate FTP-via-mail servers you can use.
How about on paper? I know of no companies offering printed copies of the Gazette. For a free, volunteer-run 'zine with a readership as large as ours, the economics simply do not work in that direction.
You can't. It's not a subscription magazine. What you see on the Web is what you get. There is an e-mail announcement service if you wish to receive an announcement when each issue is posted.
Maybe. :) See the mirrors page; the "Translations" section is right near the top. The last time this section was updated, there was a German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish version in existence; there may be more by the time you read this.
If a listed mirror is seriously out of date, please let us know (drop an email to .)
Certainly. Linux Gazette is freely redistributable under the Open Publication License (OPL). You may copy it, give it away, sell it, translate it into another language, whatever you wish. Just keep the copyright notices attached to the articles, since each article is copyrighted by its author. We also request that you provide a link back to linuxgazette.net.
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